Clinical Teaching Fellow - Internal Medicine Foundations

Location US-FL-Miramar
Job ID
Ross University School of Medicine
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status

Opportunity at a Glance

The Role

As a Clinical Teaching Fellow for Internal Medicine Foundations, you will assist program faculty and staff in all areas of IMF instruction, administration and other activities relating to the operation of the Internal Medicine Foundations (IMF) clinical clerkship in Miramar, FL. Reporting directly to the Assistant Director, the Clinical Teaching Fellow(s) works closely with all faculty, staff, and other operational stakeholders to achieve the goals of the clerkship. This includes, but are not limited to, instructing students on Physical Examination techniques, providing guidance on history-taking, writing SOAP notes and H&Ps, designing and facilitating high fidelity simulation and procedural skills, conducting Mock CS OSCE sessions, test question design, proctoring exams, teaching ACLS and BLS and participating in the grading process as directed. Clinical Teaching Fellows will spend the majority of their time instructing students in small group sessions and working as a team to carry out the clerkship curriculum. During breaks between IMF clerkships, you will be assigned projects for continual improvement on the delivery of the clerkship curriculum under the instruction of the Director of IMF.  

The Team

Internal Medicine Foundations (IMF): IMF’s mission is to introduce students to the principles and practice of Internal Medicine and help students achieve a solid foundation in the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to succeed in subsequent core clinical clerkships and in the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) and Clinical Knowledge (CK) exams. We are designed to provide physician-supervised, hands-on training with patients at affiliated hospitals and ambulatory clinics.


Primary Responsibilities

The ideal applicant should be able to engage, mentor, and teach a diverse student body, as well as, work closely and cohesively with other Clinical Teaching Fellows as a team under the instruction and supervision of the Director, Assistant Director, and Simulation Manager. To this aim, he/she must possess excellent teaching, communication, organizational, interpersonal, and public speaking skills. It is also important the Clinical Teaching Fellow be self-directed and to work effectively as a member of the IMF team. Strong candidates for this role should be motivated by working on complex, ever-evolving initiatives that are student driven.


  • Assist with IMF instruction: teach OSCE/standardized patient formative and summative exercises, simulation and skills lab sessions, provide guidance on history-taking, write-ups for H&P and SOAP notes
  • Ability to design test questions and proctor exams, which may provide technical support throughout the exam process
  • Serve as mentors to a cohort of students, by maintaining close communication with each student and providing guidance in all aspects of their performance
  • Available Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 7 PM, as well as evenings and weekends as assigned
  • Attend training sessions to become competent in teaching and assessment
  • Participation in RUSM Mock CS examination sessions (weekend travel required)
  • Assists the Director, Assistant, and Simulation Manager with implementing new or revised clerkship goals and objectives that are essential for successful operations
  • Works independently and collaboratively with a team by developing and cultivating relationships and networks in order to achieve results
  • Creates student academic resources with Director, Assistant Director, Simulation Manager to enhance the student experience, such as, presentations, videos, and electronics resources
  • Presents to large groups of students, as well as to small group settings among colleagues
  • Acts as a main point of contact for students via to phone and email. Gives technical advice, problem solving assistance, answers to questions regarding IMF
  • Completes other duties as assigned by Director, Assistant Director, and Simulation Manager

Preferred Experience

  • Teaching and/or tutoring experience in a healthcare related field
  • Mentoring or advising experience in academic setting
  • Leadership experience in student co-curricular activities
  • Prior work experience in a team environment and healthcare setting (e.g. paramedic, scribe, simulation tech)
  • Proficiency in computer skills including Microsoft Office (specifically, Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint)
  • Experience with prioritizing while under pressure in an independent work environment


Approach to Work

  • Deep commitment to IMF’s mission and our commitment to an exceptional student experience
  • Exceptional initiative and solutions orientation in the face of complex problems; acts with purpose, urgency, high standards, and a long-term view
  • Comfortable operating in environments of change
  • Thrives on feedback and hungry to continually learn, improve, and help others grow
  • Exceptionally skilled at developing and cultivating deep relationships and networks in order to achieve results

Work Demands

  • All Clinical Teaching Fellows are expected to be in Miramar to start on May 7, 2018
  • Applicants must be able to start in May 2018 and continue through June 2019
  • Expected to work 60 hours a week on average
  • Ability and willingness to travel occasionally (3 – 6 times per year depending on team needs)
  • Ability and willingness to work and collaborate with other RUSM teams, like Admissions, OSPD, and Student Services
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings or weekends if necessary


  • Must be a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine
  • Must have an M.D. degree and completed all clinical rotations by March 31, 2018 for all US applicants
  • Must have graduated within twelve months prior to the start date of the position, May 7, 2017
  • Must have passing scores on first attempt on all three USMLE examinations (Step 1, Step 2 CK and CS)
  • Satisfactory (or better) grade in IMF
  • Satisfactory (or better) grades in all subsequent activities undertaken as RUSM student, including performance on NBME qualifying exams
  • Strong teaching skills and experience; or evidence of potential
  • Must work well on a team and show flexibility
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Desire for self-improvement and openness to feedback for improvement
  • Those applicants who do not meet some criteria and who reside in the South Florida area may be considered for other positions ,such as, an IMF Simulation Teaching Fellow (part-time position)
  • Canadian & Mexican applicants must have an M.D. Original Diploma, ECFMG Certification, and USCIS Approved Degree Equivalence Evaluations (all degrees acquired) and have graduate from RUSM by November 30, 2017

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

Who We Are

Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM)

Founded in 1978, Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) has more than 11,000 alumni who are practicing in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, and beyond. The mission of Ross University School of Medicine is to prepare highly dedicated students to become effective, successful physicians. We do this by focusing on imparting the knowledge, skills, and values required for our students to establish a successful and satisfying career as a physician.


RUSM students begin their journey to become physicians on the school’s campus in Dominica, located in the West Indies. Students complete a rigorous basic science curriculum, supported by cutting-edge instructional technology, including an anatomy and medical imaging laboratory and a simulation center where students begin to develop clinical skills. Students then complete their medical education by taking core and elective clinical rotations in U.S., Canada, and UK.

In 2013, RUSM achieved a first-time pass rate of 97 percent on USMLE, which is on par with the rate achieved by US and Canadian schools, and above the rate achieved by osteopathic schools (94 percent) and international schools (79 percent).In 2014, RUSM graduates earned more than 800 residency positions; the largest number for any medical school in the world.


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